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Entertainment‘Chernobyl’: Russian Communist Party Calls For Ban Of HBO’s Miniseries In The Country

11:26  14 june  2019
11:26  14 june  2019 Source:   deadline.com

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A Russian Marxist-Leninist organization, the Communists of Russia , claim HBO ' s Chernobyl series "demonizes the image of the Soviet government and Soviet people" and should be banned . The party , which had appealed to Russian state broadcasting regulator, Roskomnadzor, is also calling for libel

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‘Chernobyl’: Russian Communist Party Calls For Ban Of HBO’s Miniseries In The Country © HBO Communists Of Russia, a Marxist-Leninist communist party, said Thursday that it has asked Russia’s broadcasting regulator, Roskomnadzor, to block local access to “disgusting” HBO miniseries Chernobyl.

The party, not to be confused with the bigger, more powerful Communist Party of the Russian Federation, went on to call for a libel lawsuit against the writer, director and producers of the series, claiming that the program “turned a tragedy into an object of ideological manipulation,” “demonising the Soviet regime and Soviet people.” (The party’s Sergey Malinkovich, who made the statements, admitted that the series for the most part portrayed correctly the chronology of events and key moments of the nuclear disaster.)

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Courtesy of HBO . The Russian Marxist-Leninist organization says the series , "demonizes the image of the Soviet government and Soviet people" and calls for "The real tragedy is the ' Chernobyl ' series is ideological manipulation by HBO ," the party — a splinter group formed by an extremist fringe of

HBO ' s five-part series starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson has gripped Russian viewers "My father, who was a liquidator [one of the Russian volunteers engaged in fighting the fire following the explosion] practically from the first day, said that, yes, in general it was just like in the film."

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Asked for comment by Russian media, Roskomnadzor said that they had not received a formal inquiry by Communists Of Russia but would examine the request if it’s filed and would respond as stipulated by law.

Chernobyl, which chronicles the April 26 1986 reactor explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, has become an unlikely global phenomenon. It has enjoyed enormous popularity everywhere, including Russia, which is prepping its own TV movie about the incident.

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The 1986 Russian disaster isn’t just compelling TV. It was my life. On April 26, 1986, when Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4 exploded, I was a 10-year-old living 60 miles away, in the Soviet Ukrainian city of Kyiv. It was a sunny Saturday, and I had spent most of the day outside, playing with other kids from our apartment building. We squeezed through the wrought-iron gate in the far corner of the courtyard, then scaled a dilapidated wall around an archaeological site at the heart of the Old City.

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